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Mark Anspach, Global Markets, Anonymous Victims [interview]


JOAN BAKEWELL,  On Not Having A Career, the Idler

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The Believer, Luc Sante, Interview, 2004

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Phillip Blond, Rise of the Red Tories,

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Michael Brenner, Celebrities as Heroes

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David Brooks, Social Animal, The New Yorker

David Brooks, A World Cup Mentality, New York Times


Visaan Chakrabarti, A Country of Cities, Urban Omnibus


Gilles Deleuze, A Very Special Delirium

Richard of Devizes, A Critique of English Towns in the 12th Century

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Barbara Ehrenreich, How Positive Thinking Wrecked the Economy, 2008


Terry Eagleton, Lunging, Flailing, Mispunching, London Review of Books

The Economist, Tintin: A very European Hero

David Edelstein, “Folie a Deux: A heist picture about one of the greatest stunts in New York history

Michael Erard, Notes on Being Born on Soil, Design Observer


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Roxy Freeman, My Gypsy Childhood

Harold Fromm, Vegans and the Quest for Purity, The Chronicle of Higher Education


Janice Galloway, Anything but ordinary,

Atul GawandeHELLHOLE

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Todd Gitlin, How Our Crowd Got Lonely

Jean Luc Godard, Bergmanorama

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David Graeber, To Have Is to Owe, Canopy

Stephen Greenblatt, The Answer Man, The New Yorker

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Pico Iyer, Living in the Transit Lounge


Alan Jacobs, In the Garden

William James, The Principles of Psychology, Boston, 1890

Mabiala Justin, Robert Kenzo,  Dialectic of sedimentation and innovation: Paul Ricœur on creativity


Michael Kinsley, ‘The Real Joke in Minnesota’ , Washington Post

Hanif Kureishi, Something Given: Reflections on Writing


Anne Lamott, Why I Hate Mother’s Day

Lewis Lapham, City Light, Lapham’s Quarterly

Lewis H. Lapham,  The God in the Machine

Lori Leibovich, “Christ was quite anti-family”, Stephanie Coontz on the Way We Weren’t — And Are,

Chris Lenton, Third Culture Club, Janera


Luis Marin, Utopic Degeneration: Disneyland

Wilfred M. McClay, The Soul of a Nation

H. L. Mencken, The Scene Almost Staggers, 1920, San Francisco

George Monbiot, How these gibbering numbskulls came to dominate Washington, Guardian

B. R. Myers, The Moral Crusade Against Foodies


Jakob Norberg, “No Coffee”, Eurozine


George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism

Kathryin St. Ours, Pasolini’s tecnica sacrale in Accatone, Goucher College


Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Convivial, It’s Nelly’s World

S. Brent Plate, Car Culture Audio: The purposeless driven life of Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, Killing the Buddha

Michael Pollan, No Bar Code, Mother Jones

Rolf Potts and Kristin Van Tassel, Sons of The Beach,


Sanford Quinter and Daniela Fabricius, Houston TM in Mutations, Actar press


Jonathan Raban, Just Two Clicks, London Review of Books

Amit Rai, Deleuze and Foucault on Marketing as Control

Jeremy Rifkin, Empathic Civilization:  Why Have We Become so Uncivil?

Jeremy Rifkin, Will We Heed President Obama’s Call for a More Empathetic Society?

Corey Robin, Dragon Slayers, Eichmann in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt,London Review of Books

Richard Rodriguez,  Our Daily Bread: The sustaining power of the ordinary


Luc Sante, French Without Tears

Matt Zoller Seitz,  The Hangover 2′s” Mel Gibson hypocrisy,

Richard SennettThe Open City

Chris Smith, America Is a Joke, New York Magazine

Oswald Spengler, The Soul of the City, 1928

Kathryin St. Ours, Pasolini’s tecnica sacrale in Accatone, Goucher College

Mladen Stilinovic, The Praise of Laziness


Jeffrey Toobin, The Mitigator, New Yorker


Roberto Unger, Overcoming Defeatism in the Making of Public Space

Roberto Unger, Tanner Lecture: The Religion of the Future


Mandy van Deven, Why we can never escape our siblings, Salon


Eyal Weizman, Islands: The Geography of Extraterritoriality, Roundtable

Curtis White, Hot Air Gods,  Harper’s Magazine

Rupert Wilkinson, ‘The Lonely Crowd,’ at 60, Is Still Timely, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Robert Wringham,  In Praise of Bohemia, The School of Life


Stephanie Zacharek, The Little Tramp, Salon Entertainment


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